Now the trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed.
~ C.S. Lewis, The Magician’s Nephew
The icons introduced earlier this month were met with such a fine reception. Thank you. We’ve decided to use them some more! It was several weeks ago when one of you wrote:
With the new change of limited resubmissions, is there anyway we can have the little circle arrow change when they have reached the limit?
You should be very familiar with both starring members in our icon play this week. You know what they mean just by looking …
They’ve taken on expanded meaning with this week’s update. The developers have taken your suggestion above and added some help for you when hovering over the icons. This applies to EXAM RESETS and any ASSIGNMENT RESUBMISSIONS. These are the basic possible states with any exam or assignment:
- The student cannot resubmit or reset.
- The student can reset the exam one more time.
- The student can reset or resubmit a variable number of times.
- The student can resubmit or reset an unlimited number of times.
When hovering over either of these icons in the Student Grade Report, a tooltip will let you know the status for student resets or resubmissions. Some different possibilities are shown here:
If there is no icon, then the assessment never allowed for any resubmission or reset at all.
Here is an excerpt from an email regarding another recent improvement …
Recently there was a change made to expose the Global Password in a student gradebook, when a teacher is viewing them. The global password data element is also present when a teacher clicks on the “copy” button from a student gradebook as well.
The data element being present when copy is clicked is a bit problematic as the teachers use the copy button to create IPPs in Excel. Since the change, when an IPP is created, teachers must manually remove the global password.
Is there any chance that can be removed from the data captured when the copy button is pressed?
More work? We don’t want to give you more work! As you know, we appreciate knowing when enhancements in one arena MIGHT cause problems in another. Without feedback like yours above, we’d never know. So, thank you!
And just to prove our gratitude, The Global/Proctor Password show/hide button remains for your convenience. From this point on … when you copy/paste or export the table, the TITLE will remain, but the passwords will not show. They will look like this:
Remember to hide the ones you’ve shown, and all should be well again. As always, please keep us posted.
We have scheduled a planned outage this Sunday (March 29) morning from 1am to 4am. We will be making infrastructure improvements that require a shutdown. So, if you or your students enjoy working in those wee hours, please make other arrangements. We apologize for any inconvenience, but it was the slowest time we could find.
Logic clearly dictates that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.
~ Spock, The Wrath of Khan (1982)